10.20.2013

Berlin: Ampelmann

10.20.2013
 
The Ampelmann store. A store dedicated entirely to the little man in the pedestrian traffic lights of former East Germany. The Ampelmännchen acquired cult status and became a popular souvenir item in the tourism business after the fall of the Berlin wall.




I kid you not, they have literally come up with every piece of souvenir with this little man. From Ampelmännchen shaped macaroni to soaps and even its own drinks. It was great and funny to see. Nothing was too crazy. We arrived in this shop at around 7 o'clock in the evening, probably even later and it was still open. One thing I immediately learned: most of the shops in Berlin are open until 8. So useful!

10.15.2013

Back from... Berlin!

10.15.2013
I had a wonderful time in Berlin and will definitely visit it again soon. The trip to and from this city seemed long at first but we got through the time pretty fast by watching some movies. Yes I even noted them down. On our way to Berlin we had Despicable Me, Juno, and Hitch and on our way back we have seen Big Fish, Inception, and Shrek. The only movie I hadn't seen before was Big Fish. Bad, I know. A friend of mine always raves about this particular one and now I know why...

Over the next couple of weeks this blog will be filled with a couple of posts about Berlin. Simply, because putting everything in one post would be too long. Exams and a new period of classes are coming up and I am afraid my free time will become more limited. Fortunately, I have this nice journey to look back to. - Xx

10.07.2013

Off to...

10.07.2013
In a couple of hours I am off to... Berlin!

This weekend I have spent my time by working mostly, but in a couple of hours it is finally there: a study trip to Berlin. The study trip will be from Monday to Thursday and I am so excited! I would consider myself as someone who suffers from wanderlust as you might have noticed by some of the posts on this blog. I love traveling to places to explore cultures and cities and so on. I even enjoy the actual traveling from one place to the destination when you have a nice scenery. Being surrounded by nice people you can talk to as well as being able to look around and listen to some music is really relaxing for me. I love sitting in the back of a car and just sit back and get comfortable.

I just finished packing my suitcase and managed to fit it in my tiny suitcase. However, due to some last minute changes I had to rethink what I was going to bring with me. My black pleather jacket, scarfs and beanies were all being washed but not in time so they are all still wet. Now I have to settle with a white pleather jacket that my sister kindly let me borrow but to be honest I am no big fan of bright colours, especially when it comes to my jackets or coats. And I just really love my black one. Bummed about that but there is nothing I can do.

Berlin Berlin Berlin... I have read that going out in Berlin is really fun so I hope we'll be able to go out. Next to visiting some monumental and touristic places I would love to just have time to explore. Photos will definitely be made so if you want to be up to date with what I've seen make sure to check my instagram. Hopefully I will be able to upload some photos. Obviously a blog post will be made about it as well, because it is a great opportunity for me to rave about this city. My mom lets me borrow her camera so I can take lots of photos without being worried that my phones battery is dead. Can you tell I am excited? I bet you can.

Cannot wait to share my experience with you! I'm off trying to get some sleep (if any) and I'll talk to you soon.

Xx